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Paper: Discovering the Universe from the Caribbean: Puerto Rico Prepares for the IYA2009
Volume: 400, Preparing for the 2009 International Year of Astronomy: A Hands-on Symposium
Page: 569
Authors: Lebrón Santos, M.E.; Pantoja, C.A; Alonso, J.L.; Altschuler, D.R.; Olmi, L.
Abstract: A committee has been established at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) to organize the local International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009) activities in the island and coordinate the international global activities. We are coordinating efforts with the members of the PR-NASA Space Grant Consortium, local government agencies, and non-profit organizations interested in education. We plan to have events throughout the island taking care to facilitate the participation of families and youth from economically disadvantaged communities. We wish that all the activities in 2009 emphasize the value of personal effort in reaching your goals, the importance of mathematics in modern life and the development of scientific awareness. Aligned with the IYA2009 major goals and considering the particular needs of our community, we have selected eight core activities for Puerto Rico. This poster describes how we will celebrate.
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